Alice Davis, legendary Disney Imagineer who is best known for her work in costume design for ‘it’s a small world” and Pirates of the Caribbean, received the highest honor at Disneyland this morning, by receiving her own window on Main Street. The ceremony took place on Main Street just prior to park opening.
Walt Disney began the practice of honoring some of the most influential contributors to the development of Disneyland by placing their name and a reference to their craft on shop windows on Disneyland’s Main Street USA. Walt Disney even created a window to honor his father, Elias Disney which lists him as a “contractor”. Over the years some windows have even moved off of Main Street. Fess Parker, better known as Davy Crockett, received a window in Frontierland in 2009.
Alice Davis was married to legendary imagineer Marc Davis, who received his window just above the Disneyana store in 2007. Alice Davis’ window is located next to her husbands and reads, “Small World Costume Co. Alice Davis, Seamstress to the Stars”